Resistance: A French Woman's Journal of the War




      Resistance: A French Woman's Journal of the War
A real life Suite Fran aise, this riveting diary by a key female member of the French Resistance in WWII is translated into English for the first timeAgn s Humbert was an art historian in Paris during the German occupation in 1940 Though she might well have weathered the oppressive regime, Humbert was stirred to action by the awful atrocities sh Best Read [ Resistance: A French Woman's Journal of the War ] Author [ Agnès Humbert ] – heartforum.co.uk

Agn s Humbert was an art historian, ethnographer and a member of the French Resistance during World War II She has become well known through the publication of a translation of the diary of her experiences during the War in France and in German prisons at the time of the Nazi occupation wikipedia

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  • Hardcover
  • 370 pages
  • Resistance: A French Woman's Journal of the War
  • Agnès Humbert
  • English
  • 25 March 2018
  • 1596915595

10 thoughts on “ Resistance: A French Woman's Journal of the War

  1. Chrissie says:

    I am recommending this book to anyone interested in the political agitators that sought to fight the Nazis I consider it one of the better books written on the subject It begins and ends with transcripts of the author s diary entries The first date from June 1940 to April 1941, ending two days before the author s interrogation by the Gestapo The final diary transcripts date from April 1945, four years later, after American liberation The intervening section was written immediately after the I am recommending this book to anyone interested in the political agitators that sought to fight the Nazis I consider it one of the better books written on the subject It begins and ends with transcripts of the author s diary entries The first date from June 1940 to April 1941, ending two days before the author s interrogation by the Gestapo The final diary transcripts date from April 1945, four years later, after American liberation The intervening sect...

  2. Anne says:

    This is a truly excellent memoir It is a unique account of WW11 told from the viewpoint of a French art historian whose acts of bravery and resistance eventually get her arrested Despite deportation to Germany and two years in a slave labor camp, Humbert maintains her humanity, her sense of purpose, not to mention her sense of humor After liberation Agnes is put in charge of the local German population her organizing abilities and her personal strength are immediately apparent to the allies This is a truly excellent memoir It is a unique account of WW11 told from the viewpoint of a French art historian whose acts of bravery and resistance eventually get her arrested Despite deportation to Germany and two years in a slave labor camp, Humbert maintains her humanity, her sense of purpose, not to mention her sense of humor After liberation Agnes is put in charge of the local German popula...

  3. Rebecca Budd says:

    R sistance is a woman s journal that was written in a very dangerous and terrible time Yet during the darkest of the darkest moments and in the most desperate of circumstances, Agn s Humbert embodies courage, strength and purpose.R sistance was founded by intellectuals who had no knowledge of espionage, intelligence gathering or secret codes Their strength was drawn from moral anger and used brilliantly in their fight against tyranny and injustice Agn s Humbert, a 46 year old art historian an R sistance is a woman s journal that was written in a very dangerous and terrible time Yet during the darkest of the darkest moments and in the most desperate of circumstances, Agn s Humbert embodies courage, strength and purpose.R sistance was founde...

  4. Marty Selnick says:

    This book is the actual journal of a Frenchwoman s experiences during World War II At the start of the war Agn s Humbert was a bookish art historian working in a museum in Paris After the occupation of Paris began Agnes and other staff at the museum were replaced by Nazi sympathizers Together with some of her friends she decided to form a small resistance cell to share information and publish anti Nazi propaganda in a pamphlet called Resistance This cell was composed of other middle classe This book is the actual journal of a Frenchwoman s experiences during World War II At the start of the war Agn s Humbert was a bookish art historian workin...

  5. Kathryn says:

    This book seems intriguing in spite of some of the three star reviews it has received on Good Reads For one, I m not sure I could ever be temporarily burned out on WWII as one reviewer was nor will the existence of substantial app...

  6. Stephen says:

    Having recently read Irene Nemirovsky s Suite Francaise about life in Occupied France, I was intrigued to come across this astonishing journal by a woman who joined the Resistance indeed helped found one of the earliest groups in Paris , was captured, and survived four years in French prison and Nazi slave labor camps Her journal is first person, present tense, and, except for the years in prison, written at the time, as the events occurred This gives it an immediacy and authenticity both pow Having recently read Irene Nemirovsky s Suite Francaise about life in Occupied France, I was intrigue...

  7. M.K. says:

    An astonishing account of one woman s involvement in the French resistance, her arrest, imprisonment, and experience during three years at German slave labour camps Agnes Humbert s account has both immediacy and candour She survives unimaginable horrors and throughout somehow retains the dete...

  8. F.R. says:

    Agn s Humbert s story is a remarkable one A middle aged Parisian academic who by her own admission had lived a lot of her life through books, but who nevertheless found steel in her soul when the Germans invaded in 1940 Joining up with like minded friends and acquaintances, all inspired by speeches by the exiled Charles de Gaulle, she worked within Paris to drive forward a resistance and keep the notion...

  9. Jennifer says:

    Agnes Humbert jumps off the pages of this book She is so vibrant and alive, you go right along with her, feeling what she feels Hard to put down, especially once one gets into the second quarter of the book.

  10. David says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Unlike the conventional wisdom that the French population caved and meekly submitted to Nazi control after the collapse and surrender of the French military, Resistance A French Woman s Journal of the War by Agn s Humbert tells of the stubborn resistance that made life difficult for the Germans The autho...

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